“The Roots of Black Leadership on the Forgotten Coast” by Kendall Portis-Education, religion, athletics, and neighborhood boundaries helped create strong bonds in the African-American communities of the Forgotten Coast. These foundations developed community leaders, some who remained at home, uplifting their local neighborhoods, as well as others who went out into the world to become noteworthy in other ways. Kendall’s residency provides a visual narrative into these accomplishments through personal portraits, neighborhood architecture, and family activities that reveal stories of dedication, richness, and culture.
The work from this week-long residency will be on exhibit at the Berkshire Hathaway Office, 140 W. 1st Street, St. George Island. A reception and presentation will be held there on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm. The hours at Berkshire Hathaway office are Monday - Saturday, 8:30am - 5:30pm. The exhibit will move to the wet room on March 27 and hang until closing on March 29 at 3:00pm. Wet room will also close early at 3:00 pm on March 27.